The 13th edition of JOYA Barcelona Art Jewelery & Objects will be launched in Barcelona on Wednesday September 22, where artists will present their latest collections inspired by the power of transformation and alchemy.
EOI-Fundesarte will present the five projects developed by nine creators during the technology and innovation workshop, iAtelier, a program in which traditional and digital manufacturing techniques have been combined. This program is one of the initiatives developed by the European Crafting Europe project, which aims to develop capacities within the artisan sector by promoting innovative forms of creation that integrate new technologies with traditional manufacturing processes.
The five projects selected and that will be exhibited at the Artesania Catalunya center are the following:
Packaging DPO: A project that aims to redefine the Spanish ceramic tradition through new techniques, design and production processes using 3D printing technology. The combination of the skilled ceramist Marina Valls, the experience of Tiziana Chiara working with glass, together with the ability in visual representation and 3D design of Antonio Domínguez has generated the perfect team to develop this project. They have combined traditional processes such as firing pottery and glassblowing with digital printing in PLA plastic and ceramic extrusion, to obtain a product inspired by traditional ceramic pieces from Manises (Valence).
Digital Threads: A project inspired in a loom as a creation tool. The knowledge of wood and 3D of the designer Kelly Begiazi has been combined with the textile craft skills of Mariana Piñar to design two beautiful pieces of furniture. They have used the CNC router together with the technique of wood bending called kerfing and the weaving of textile fibres. The combination of different techniques has resulted in two design chairs made of birch plywood.
Natural patterns: With this project, Yolanda Sánchez aims to use 3D printing technologies to learn about new opportunities to handle this material and its possible applications in fashion, architecture or interior design. Printing in 3D with flexible material allowed Yolanda to design a series of new tools that eases her work when she has to manipulate and shape felt manually.
Parenchyma: A project focused on the creation of jewellery pieces and accessories through polyhedral three-dimensional structures printed in 3D together with a specific design packaging according to each piece and material. Marta Alaminos and Chama Navarro shared skills and techniques and improved their ability with digital drawing programs. Parenchyma is the result of combining 3D printing with electroforming processes for copper covering jewellery and CNC router and laser cutting for the packaging.
Delta 21: This project proposes a constructive system based on deltahedra pieces that can be adapted to different scales, from a large lighting installation to a small urban structure. In this project, María Camba has made use of 3D printing and CNC routering to design a series of connectors that allows joining different elements to build a polyhedral structure.